Postwar US statesmen designed our world order as it is for a reason.
They had lived through what happened without it.
- Claire Berlinski
As feared, the president of the United States arrived at last week’s NATO summit in a mood of preposterous spleen, profound contempt and shocking rudeness.
He insisted on sharing before the cameras imaginary facts that hadn’t a thing to do with the summit agenda, and he refused to listen to anyone who tried, however gently, to correct him.
In the words of Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, “These are not negotiating tactics.
They are the…